Serratia Infections: from Military Experiments to Current Practice
... In the late part of the 19th century, William Coley, an oncologist, developed a formula consisting of Streptococcus pyogenes and S. marcescens that he used to treat sarcoma (219).
This treatment, called by names such as Coley’s fluid, Coley’s
vaccine, Coley’s toxins, and mixed bacterial vaccine, was ...